Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is centered on the principle of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Dorn, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We find that most of our Killeen, TX patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data provided by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Dorn will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Killeen, TX office a call at (254) 690-7090 to make an appointment with Dr. Dorn.
- Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
- What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids